Dear Listening God,
you desire that we pray to you,
not just for ourselves and friends,
but for all people, especially for all in places of authority,
so we may all live peaceable lives in godliness and dignity.
Prayers such as these are right and acceptable to you
who desire everyone to be saved
and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
For you, God, are the only true God.
You have given us Jesus,
the only mediator between God and us.
Jesus, himself human,
who gave himself a ransom for all.